尼基 has a track record of achieving superior results in the non-profit justice sector.
As 首席包容官, 尼基’s role is to integrate and formalize 麦卡锡·特劳特’s national policies, programs, and initiatives related to diversity, inclusion, pro bono and community impact. She has been an advocate for social change for 25 years, and is a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives and pro bono programming. Her reputation for excellence includes 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 nominations as a top legal “Changemaker” by 加拿大律师.
尼基’s role, combining equity and social responsibility into one portfolio, is a first of its kind for the Canadian legal industry. Knitting together these values, 尼基 focuses on ensuring that the firm’s diversity and social impact goals are aligned and met. In executing these initiatives, 尼基 effectively engages with our people, connects with clients and the community, and expertly drives overall innovation and growth at the firm.
尼基 is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Lexpert Zenith 获奖情况 and the Law Society of Ontario’s Equity Advisory Group, which provides advice to Benchers on equity and diversity issues affecting diverse communities in the legal profession.
A sought-after expert on topics related to social justice and diversity, 尼基 has written for the Globe and Mail, the 多伦多 Star, the Ottawa Citizen, the Huffington Post, and Law Times. She also regularly speaks at professional conferences and has delivered dozens of presentations, workshops and keynote speeches nationally and internationally.
尼基 is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She earned her B.A. (Hons.) (summa cum laude) from York University, an M.A. from New School University in 纽约 City (where she was a Fulbright Fellow), and her LL.B. from the University of 多伦多. After graduating law school with multiple awards and honours, 尼基 clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal, practiced family law at Epstein Cole LLP, and served as Executive Director of the Faculty of Law at the University of 多伦多.